10 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

10 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

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10 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, head off the coast to Fort Denison Island, kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in June, things will get colder in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Shelly Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and then take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Canberra trip tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Canberra reach 15°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance and then make a trip to Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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